In the Future, the Garden Grows Over Everything In the future, the garden grows over everything, sweet potato vines kissing windshield wipers, pollen painting a factory of sneakers, nasturtium peppering our nostrils floral. The sea is ladybug swamped, the highway heavy with swan’s neck moss. No cars, no delivery trucks, no cell towers signaling for […]
Audre Lorde. Sandra María Esteves. Lucille Clifton. Mariposa. Harryette Mullen. Suheir Hammad. These are some of the poets I see Urantia Ramirez and Shaina Jones walking beside and after. And of course the countless poets in their lines whose names I do and do not know: to them I throw my flowers and give thanks.
Translated by Rebecca Ruth Gould & Kayvan Tahmasebian Old Testament, New Testament Perhaps in Isfahan or another city like Isfahan a woman— the most beautiful woman in the world— a coin in my hand which fell. The coin whirled away & following the coin —in a hall long & narrow— I ran & again that […]
Painting Understands Its Scientific Aspirations (for Hilma af Klint) your eyes animal blue maniac law black to light a superstition I might render to a small point flowers everywhere manifest incantation mandelblomma bla mandelblomma vit mandelblomma orang mandelblomma lila As No Color Can be Considered Stationary (after Wittgenstein’s Remarks On Colour) A glow seems at […]
anaesthesia for the Eve in my bloodline // or how to tame an earthworm for auntie funmi leave your beak behind today. let the early bird lie peacefully in her grave. the ancestors domesticated God & harem by castrating its tongue. a thick silence hangs the house like a conversation you’d hear in a graveyard. […]
Floridad I gave grist to animals while your sermons Piled high against the tide. When struggle Stirred your anger, I hung letters from the world’s ceiling. Hung myself by my sleeves to rickety branches of oaks. As if this were levitation enough to make of heaven A friend. Though no matter what bargains I make, […]
The Origin of Surfing when the great ocean stood her water fell off and made the ocean when the ocean stood her water fell off and made the great lake when the great lake stood her water fell off and made the lake in middle-night in glass brassier our reflection in the creek Zan de […]
jasper avery is a poet currently based in Philadelphia. her debut poetry collection, number one earth, won the 2017 Metatron Prize for Rising Authors. her poetry has appeared in ALPHA, The Puritan, and fields mag, and was shown at the Man-Made Disaster Exhibition in London in April of 2019. she tweets @saguarohugger.
“Trust in the future in your loneliness” — G.E. Patterson regardless of care we who love/d short we who desire/d let ourselves be led by a thing of distance of vastness of there of then of those this fullness of a door no longer a beyond here knocks decided silence never mind the inspiration it […]
Sonnet for My Music Preference My artist search history on Tidal is something like Beyonce, Ella Mai, Kehlani, 2 Chainz … As if I’m looking for a song to fit my life into. Black voices with messages like we can do more than Rap or Go To the League. I think about when it’s time […]